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Im experiencing vibration through my steering wheel under braking, its only started to happen in the last couple of weeks. Also tends to happen under heavy braking. Never used to do this. Do i need a wheel balance? New brakes?
The problem could be a number of things...
- warped rotor (disc)
- worn pads causing vibration on the rotor
- combination of both
- rotors need machining (throw in new pads even if they look okay)
- suspension components need work.
You can ger vibration through the wheel if for example, your shocks are cactus.
If you can give a more accurate description, we can probably help with a better diagnosis.
In the meantime, hopefully this info will help you.
Ahh thanks heap Ants...
Its a 2000 model TJ, only been offroad once (http://ozzyjeeps.4pd.com.au)
Brakes work fine but vibrate as im braking..they only seem to vibrate the most as the vehicle is drawing to a halt, under heavy braking..(peak hour traffic graemlins/madfinger.gif )
Umm oh.. i feel the vibration thru the steering wheel..as it tends to shake.. other than that it drive smoothly.
Originally posted by Ra:
Its a 2000 model TJ, only been offroad once <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What?
Maybe it's your Jeep telling you to get it dirty more!
Originally posted by Wooders:
Ad some swampas that's fix (hide) the problem tongue.gif <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hide or makes it feel like a more major vibration. Even my muddies make the Jeep vibrate in the last few metres to complete stop (yes the tyre pressure is right !!!).
maybe wheel bearings, hoever i suspect not. when you stop moderately hard from about a hundred, does the brake pedal give any modualation at all - like pulsing feedback in time with the vibration?
22-10-2002, 10:12 AM
Smething else that can cause steering vibration is a wheel out of balance (wheel weight lost) or a flat spotted tyre (Heavy braking).
Thanx for all yer help guys.. should be able to nut it out from here. smile.gif
22-10-2002, 12:18 PM
Ad some swampas that's fix (hide) the problem tongue.gif
22-10-2002, 12:30 PM
Exactly the problem I reported to the dealer who quoted me $690 for new disk pads, machined disks and rotors. Mine's a 2000 model also.
[ 22 October 2002, 12:31 PM: Message edited by: 3Fingers ]
24-10-2002, 05:03 AM
Jeep rotors are prone to wrarping but you can stop it. It happens a lot when braking hard in traffic coming to a complete stop and then not easing the brake to let it rotate a bit.
What happens if you hold the brake from a hard stop and then sit there is the heat build up cant escape from behind the pads causing a hardning of the metal on that part of the rotor giving you that pulsing feel.
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